Tuxido, the owner of wiili.org has gone missing with over $450 of donations.
Wiili, a project to get Linux running on the Nintendo Wii Game Console, has been mentioned several times over the last few months on digg.com and Slashdot. Not being able to withstand the influx of traffic, their servers started to give, and the site started going down a lot. Donations were being collected to help pay for a new dedicated server through a service called ChipIn. As of Wednesday of this past week, the wiili server and all of it's files disappeared off the internet.
WiiLi was also the keeper of lots of hardware information about the Nintendo Wii which hackers have been compiling since it's release. This information is no longer accessible and it's slowing down progress of the Wii Modding community. Some of the wiki information has been recovered and reposted to another wiki. If you have a cached copy of the other information that is missing please post it there.
For other wii hack forums you can check out WiiModWii and other sites listed on the left sidebar of this page, or just let me scan the forums and post what new right here, on this site, as it's happening. BTW, Have you bookmarked this site yet?
The current status of WiiLi is unknown, the webmaster is gone, the site is down, and nobody knows if he cashed out the donations from ChipIn. He could be sick, on vacation, lost in the woods, taken out back by some thugs from Nintendo, who knows... But for now any attempts to access with wiili website result in a 'Index of /' page with no files in it. If anyone has information on how to find Tuxido, please post to this thread or come to IRC channel: #wiili on irc.freenode.net
UPDATE: Tuxido is back!
Looks like the site will be back up by Monday on it's dedicated server. Here is what has been posted on the server:
- We are now on a dedicated server at hivelocity.com. I'll post details of the server setup on the forums as soon as they are back online. I'm moving the DB now.
- This is going to be a long night but I won't leave my computer until everything is back to normal. Thanks for your support.
- Please keep secret the IP until everything is working. And please all the folks saying I ran away with donations, clean up what you did.
- Contrary to rumors, apparently Tuxido didn't steal the donations, get beaten up by Nintendo thugs, or have an accident. Yay!
- A few things are still broken, please post any bugs on the forum.
- The site will go back live with it's domain this Monday.
- I'm cleaning all the vandalism and improving security on the server.
- Sorry it took so long (security), we are now into a dedicated server.